Import News & Industry Updates

Go-ahead for EU-Canada CETA trade deal

Article from "The Drinks Business" issued February 15th, 2017

Go-ahead for EU-Canada CETA trade deal: The EU has voted to ratify a controversial trade deal with Canada which will boost the exports of drinks between the two trade blocks, and remove Canadian regional monopolies on wine retailing.

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California Wine Institute applauds US Govt challenge on BC-only wine discrimination in BC grocery

Washington DC—Wine Institute, the public policy advocacy group for California wineries, applauds today's announcement by the U.S. government requesting formal World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations with the Government of Canada to ensure that both imported and British Columbia (B.C.) wines have equal access to B.C. grocery store shelves.


Hillebrand Westlink Service Tariff Update on February 1, 2017

Dear Hillebrand Westlink Inc Customers,

Please note that our General Warehouse Service Tariff will be increasing 2,0% (rounded up), starting February 1st, 2017.  Kindly note that any goods movements on or after February 1st, 2017 will be billed according to the new tariff.  Please don’t hesitate to contact the Hillebrand Westlink Inc. team should you have any questions or queries, or need any assistance in regards to warehousing and distribution.


21st-century liquor laws for a 21st-century B.C.

21st-century liquor laws for a 21st-century B.C.

British Columbians are benefiting from the provincial government’s continued focus on improving consumer choice and convenience, increasing flexibility and reducing red tape for liquor sales and service in B.C.  
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Season's Greetings from Minister Coralee Oakes

Season’s greetings from Minister Coralee Oakes

As we move into the holiday season, I’d like to take a moment to wish you the best of the season and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for your contributions over the past year as we continue to modernize B.C.’s liquor laws, increase consumer choice and convenience, and promote safe and healthy choices about alcohol consumption.